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Re: Reply to Sarah's condensed message

From:Joe <joe@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 15, 2003, 12:04
On Monday 13 January 2003 7:37 am, Nik Taylor wrote:
> Sally Caves wrote: > > Heh heh heh... that's been one of my goals, too, for Teonaht! Actually, > > 501 nouns would be better, because they are more irregular. > > A single fully inflected verb in Uatakassi would take up several > *pages* :-) The last time I calculated it out, I think I came up with > 5,000-some possible inflections.
Hmm.. Muëuä is quite efficient, and only has about 96 verb forms, due to it's clever use of stress-rhythm as a grammatical device. However, it used to not have stress rhythm, and used inflections for it... That makes...384 verb forms in Old Muëuä...(It was called Mëiä then, however..)